About E-Safety at Weatherfield
At Weatherfield Academy, we take child online safety very seriously. As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they will take this independence online. Especially during the teenage years, young people explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks; this is an essential part of growing up.
With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; technology has changed the way they communicate. The Internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us are part of everyday life for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.
Whether you’re a technology lover or hater, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the Internet. You might be wondering whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking about how you can watch out for them as well in their online activities as you do in other areas of their life?
Below we have provided some resources to help. There are videos from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), who also have their own very useful website at http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents . In addition to these resources, there is also a very helpful guide to Facebook at http://www.connectsafely.org/pdfs/fbparents.pdf
We are committed to supporting the parents and carers of pupils at Weatherfield Academy in keeping their child safe online. If you have any questions or would like support regarding E-safety issues, please contact Mrs K Owen via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the links below to download the relevant resources for keeping your child safe when using the Internet.
Resources for Children and Young People
The IWF are the UK's hotline for reporting criminal online content worldwide.
CEOP provides sources of help and advice for children and young people across different age ranges.
ChildLine provides a range of tools that allow children and young people to learn, explore and talk.
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides E-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the Internet.
E-Safety Information and Resources for Parents and Carers.
The Digital Parenting articles from Vodafone provide up to date information regarding computers, devices, cyberbullying and the internet.